Fate of LifeProof cases unknown
At an event today at this week's CTIA conference, major casemaker OtterBox announced the acquisition of one of its chief rivals, LifeProof. The former says it will keep LifeProof's San Diego location, and that workers will remain in their current place. "Over the next 30 days, OtterBox will begin incorporating the LifeProof brand into the OtterBox family," an OtterBox statement reads. "More information about product availability and alignment will be determined at the completion of the integration."
OtterBox Armor should protect against water, hard impacts
Accessory maker OtterBox has announced a new case for the iPhone 4 and 4S, the Armor. Unlike most iPhone cases, the Armor is claimed to be not only drop-proof but dust-, water-, and crush-proof. Few other details are being made public, but the case is set to go on sale June 24th.
Quirky outs Stance for iPad 2 cup-holder stand
OtterBox has launched its Reflex Series Case for iPod touch 4G. The case uses a crumple-zone protective design, constructed of Polycarbonate and Silicone meshed together in a single layer. It is felt lined for scratch protection and ships with a screen protector. The case can absorb impact to protect the iPod inside from drops or other shocks. It is a two-piece design, where the bottom half can be quickly removed for docking. The new case comes in black, hot pink/black and blue/black. It fits only iPod touch 4G iPods and retails for $45.
USBfever ships case, dock switch, more
OtterBox has begun taking orders for its Defender- and Commuter-series iPad cases. The Defender combines a clear protective film, a polycarbonate shell and an outer silicone skin. It has a removable dock door, a multi-directional shield with a fold-out stand, and silicone plugs for all the ports. Silicone grip pads keep the device stable when laying flat.